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S3 Milltek non res

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by richarddavies3, Feb 27, 2013.

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    Hi all, does anyone have the above and does it add much sound with the standard downpipe?
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    It's deeper on tick over and raspy when giving it some.

    If you search on youtube there's loads of video's.
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    I have it fitted with the standard cat and dont think its that loud at all. I cant wait to get my downpipe fitted and hear it
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    Thanks, I have listened to few but they never sound the same on there. Would like to get the downpipe at a later stage but hoping for a bit more noise as its quite conservative in standard form
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    Would love to hear that in the flesh with the Downpipe
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    Yes you would! I love it. I can drive around with it sounding like its just the cat back, but then when I let her rip. Waw is all I can say. I love the noise!! Costing me a lot more in fuel because I can't help but want to floor it.
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    What area are you from?

    Videos on Youtube etc do not sound anything like what they actually sound like.
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    Chippenham area mate, you are right about you tube, would love to hear in the flesh, but will prob but the cat back anyway
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    Yeah I've tried making a video on YouTube and they sound nothing like it in the flesh!

    I too was a bit concerned about the potential noise prior to having my non-resonated cat back installed and how it might annoy the neighbours but it's actually not that much louder than stock.

    Sounds pretty awesome too.. I can't wait to put the down pipe on!
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    It's not that it might be too loud but not loud enough is my concern. Do you think it sounds 450 quid better?
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    Come to the meet in Weston at the end of march and you get hear my cat back. I've also got the Revo air intake.
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    Great idea and thanks for the invite!! Will do
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    Oh right.. Misunderstood your post :p

    For me it was well worth it..
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    Mine is going in to GNJ on as soon as their unit opens for a full none resonated milltek with sports cats. I will let you know... Hopefully Saturday... :)
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    Thanks
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    Where is GNJ fella? Is the downpipe a big job or can it be done yourself? I have changed the mani on the jcw s a few times and that was a chore so can't see it being any harder than that!
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    I'm in wakefield if you want to hear a full system Milltek? Not sure where Chippenham is, but if I'm not too far your always welcome. My car is going in for its clutch changed next week though... So I won't be giving it any for a few weeks once its fitted.
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    Getting the OEM downpipe off is a royal ball ache. It's not just a pipe, it's got that hideous growth on it that makes it exceptionally difficult to get out. We had mine up on a lift, reaching the bolts was ok(ish) to undo the manifold, but then had to drop the drive shaft out in order to get the downpipe out - otherwise the gap is too small.

    Still, cheaper than getting a garage to do it, but costs lots in terms of sweat and bloody knuckles!
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    I have a cat back for sale for a sportback in the classifieds
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    I have the 3 door! Bummer!
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    if you want it to be loud enough you need to get downpipe too, probably decat :D
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    Just had a resonated TBE with sports cat fitted and very pleased with the gains and sound.

    Anything louder might have be a bit intrusive for my liking.

    You can always go for the resonated version and at a later date sell the centre section and replace with the non-res pipe for about £100. (S3 SB)
    Pretty sure you need the downpipe and CAT to see the real gains as they are very different in design and shape to the OEM bits.
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    I have the 3" Downpipe and 100cell Sports cat on mine with the non res and it's very pleasant. Can be a bit boomy/droan at 70+ but still bearable.

    My 5 year old Labrador that goes in my boot sometimes hates it though!
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    GNJ is in great hardwood near Blackburn in Lancashire. :)
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